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February 20, 2022 - NATIONAL LEADERSHIP DAY – NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY – NATIONAL COMFY DAY – NATIONAL MUFFIN DAY – NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY

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FEBRUARY 20, 2022 | NATIONAL LEADERSHIP DAY | NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY | NATIONAL COMFY DAY | NATIONAL MUFFIN DAY | NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY

National Leadership Day - February 20

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP DAY

National Leadership Day is set aside to acknowledge the power of leadership. Every year, on February 20th, we recognize the impact that leaders make in people’s lives as they seek to develop themselves and others. When you think about it, in every relationship, one person influences another, whether a… Read more…

NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY – February 20

NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY

On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet Day. This holiday focuses on giving extra attention to our pets. The day encourages pampering our pets and focusing on the special relationship pets hold in our lives. Did you know that most households in the United States have… Read more…

National Comfy Day - February 20

NATIONAL COMFY DAY

On National Comfy Day, February 20th, allow yourself to get comfortable and relax! It’s time to get cozy in your favorite place and take a break from the daily grind. The word “comfy,” which is short for… Read more…

National Muffin Day - February 20

NATIONAL MUFFIN DAY

On February 20th, National Muffin Day serves up a delicious celebration packed with flavor and options, too! Bakeries offer these single-serving quick breads in several sizes. From mini… Read more…

National Cherry Pie Day - February 20

NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY

Some pie lovers will be eating their favorite pie on February 20 during National Cherry Pie Day. Whether they eat it for breakfast, lunch or supper or a slice at every meal depends on just how much they love cherry pie! It seems only right that we celebrate the cherry pie so close to… Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Name: Apple Cinnamon Muffin
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + 2 teaspoons, divided
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon, divided
2 cups diced apples
divided

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cups whole or 2% milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Heat oven to 375°F with rack placed in the center of the oven. Line muffin tin with 12 paper liners or coat with cooking spray, butter or oil.

Toss apple pieces, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons of flour in a small bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix milk, oil, egg, and vanilla.

Gradually add liquid mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until just incorporated. Fold in the apple mixture.

Fill muffin cups about 1/3 full with the batter. Bake 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean.

February 20th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1792

President George Washington signs the Postal Service Act formally creating the United States Postal Service. Before the 1792 act, temporary measures created by the Continental Congress established a postal service and postmaster general to oversee the system. The first person appointed to the role in 1775 was Benjamin Franklin.

1872

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City opened to the public. Founded by Eastman Johnson, John Taylor Johnston, Howard Potter, and George Palmer Putnam, the museum is the largest art museum in the United States.

1943

Chicago Cubs owner, Philip Wrigley, his attorney Paul V. Harper and Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey established the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The Racine Belles, South Bend Blue Sox, Kenosha Comets, and Rockford Peaches competed during the 1943 season.

1962

Aboard the Friendship7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.

February 20th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Enzo Ferrari – 1898

In 1929, Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari, racing division. He would also be known for the Ferrari automobile marque.

Ansel Adams – 1902

The American landscape photographer and environmentalist became immensely influential in the preservation of the western American wilderness. He also made extensive contributions to the world of landscape photography that are still felt today.

Ruthe Deskin – 1916

The one-time president of the Las Vegas Press Club, Ruthe Deskin’s journalism career included radio and print. She also founded local youth programs.

Carl Stotz – 1920

In 1939, Stotz established Little League Baseball and invited the community of Williamsport, PA, to support the organization with managers, uniforms, and places for the young players to compete.

Robert Altman – 1925

The award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer is best-known for films such as M*A*S*H, Gosford Park, Popeye, and Prairie Home Companion.

Sidney Poitier – 1927

In 1964, Poitier won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field, becoming the first African American to win the award. The dramatic actor is also known for the films A Raisin in the Sun, In the Heat of the Night, and To Sir, With Love, just to name a few.

Buffy Sainte Marie – 1941

In 1983, the singer-songwriter and activist won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Up Where We Belong” from the film An Officer and a Gentleman.

Charles Barkley – 1963

During his 16 years in the National Basketball Association, the power forward played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and the Houston Rockets. Following his athletic career, Sir Charles became an NBA analyst.

Notable Mentions

Benjamin T. Epps – 1888
Karl Albrecht – 1920
Patty Hearst Shaw – 1954
Cindy Crawford – 1966

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